It didn’t take long for the New England Patriots to sign quarterback Brian Hoyer after the veteran signal-caller was released by the Indianapolis Colts.
And while there weren’t any concrete details on the one-year agreement between Hoyer and the Patriots on Sunday, they’ve since been reported.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer on Tuesday reported the one-year contract will be for $1.05 million, which is all base salary. Hoyer also can earn up to $2 million in playing-time incentives.
Patriots QB Brian Hoyer signed a 1-year, $1.05 million deal. All of that is in base salary, and he gets $2 million in play-time incentives.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 24, 2020
Hoyer reportedly turned down more money elsewhere to rejoin the Patriots because the team “told him he would have the chance to compete for the starting job,” according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
However, NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran reported Monday the Patriots starting quarterback position was Jarrett Stidham’s “job to lose.”